The Digital Agenda for Europe (DAE) is the European Commission's strategy to promote economic growth and improve social inclusion through a more digitally proficient Europe. The DAE is one of the flagship Europe 2020 initiatives for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Report - Delivering the Digital Agenda for Europe
ECDL Foundation published the report ‘Delivering the Digital Agenda for Europe’ which analyses the key themes and challenges that going to shape the European skills debate in 2012 and 2013. The report highlights how digital skills must remain high on national agendas to aid the much-needed increase of European employability and growth. The report also addresses the ‘digital native’ myth and the key role of digital skills for active ageing. Three priority actions are identified to foster digital skills education: collect ‘better’ evidence on the cost of digital ignorance to stimulate political actions, champion the issue through high-profile individuals promoting the need for digital skills, and adopt a more horizontal approach to skills that encompasses all sectors.
Neelie Kroes Adresses ECDL Foundation Forum 2011 & 2013
Former European Commission Vice-President and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda for Europe Neelie Kroes addressed delegates at the 2011 ECDL Foundation Forum on the key role that digital skills have to play in driving economic growth, and in reducing the risk of digital exclusion that faces people who don’t have the skills to access technology. Vice-President Kroes spoke on the key importance of digital literacy and inclusion in the Digital Agenda for Europe.
Digital Agenda Assembly (June 2011)
The Digital Agenda Assembly (DAA) was the first in a series of annual conferences held in support of the objectives of the Agenda. In recognition of its support of the DAE, ECDL Foundation's CEO was invited to address the conference, and presented at the session on Digital Literacy and e-Inclusion.
Digital Agenda Scoreboard
Progress towards the goals of the Digital Agenda is measured in the annual Digital Agenda Scoreboard.